The Arch of Titus a sample Latin ii project

The Arch of Titus was constructed in 81 CE by the Emperor Domitian. It was built to commemorate the victory of the Romans over the Jewish people, including the destruction of the city of Jerusalem, in 70 CE under the leadership of Titus, the deceased brother of Domitian.

This is the frieze from the interior of the arch, showing Titus during his triumphal procession, held in 71 CE. Titus is riding in a 4-horse chariot, and the goddess Victory is crowning him.
This frieze depicts the spoils taken from the Temple in Jerusalem before its destruction by the Romans. The Menorah, originally made of gold, is shown. The image in the background may be the Ark of the Covenant.
The inscription says, "The senate and the Roman People to the divine Titus Vespasian Augustus, son of the Divine vespasian."

Prope arcum, victoria in Iudaeā a Romanīs celebrabatur.

Prope arcum, Romani victoriam in Iudaeā celebrabant.

The arch remained standing after the Roman era, including being used as part of the city walls during the medieval era. In 1821, under the leadership of Pope Pius VII, the arch was dismantled and reassembled piece by piece.

Sources:

"The Arch of Titus, Rome," Ancient History Encyclopedia, ancient.eu

Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 3, 5th edition.

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